Home Business Attention Deficit Disorder

Amy Spreeman Freelance Home OfficeWe freelance writers, graphic designers, consultants and independent sales types are all joined by a common bond in that we don’t have a boss or supervisor asking that we account for our time.

We LOVE that!

But freelancer beware, there is a hideous disease that can overtake our minds at any given moment. It’s called Home Business Attention Deficit Disorder, or HBADD for short.

Don’t let this happen to you.

I have had this on occasion and have suffered terribly! But there is good news: This horrible malady is completely preventable! Please make sure you are getting a daily dose of focus, and do have a system in place to prevent the disgusting sucking of time. Once your time is sucked, there is no way of unsucking it, and you’ve lost it forever.

Just for fun, check out this video to see if you have any of these symptoms in your own daily routine:

Do you have any wellness tips you’ve used to prevent HBADD? Let’s build community and share them in the comments section below.

Be well,
Amy

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5 Responses to Home Business Attention Deficit Disorder

  1. Mike February 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    I thought this was old age.
    But to get things done when I’m working at home I try take the work day and divide it into 30 minute blocks of time. Not necessarily a schedule but something to keep me working on a specific task then if I get side tracked I can go back and look at what I’m blocked out to do and then work on that. Mostly I only lose 30 minutes and not a whole day.

    • Amy Spreeman February 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

      I need to give that a try. Losing 30 minutes isn’t nearly as depressing as losing a whole day!

  2. Neil Moran February 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Very amusing video. It sometimes happens to me. I started working out of my home a few months ago. I’ve found that I need to create a list of things to do, then divide up the time. Mornings are for writing and prospecting and then I have an hour or two in afternoon to do household chores. Usually works, but I’m always working toward getting more efficient, which means I make more money!

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